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Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #75 on: July 28, 2020, 11:30:52 AM »

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.‬

Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.

The NFL should just cancel the season. As should MLB.
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Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #76 on: July 28, 2020, 11:49:44 AM »

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.‬

Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.

The NFL should just cancel the season. As should MLB.

If any league is going to try & force things, hell or high water, its going to be the NFL.


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Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #77 on: July 28, 2020, 12:45:27 PM »

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.‬

Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.

The NFL should just cancel the season. As should MLB.

I still can't believe neither league decided to use at least 4 different bubble locations. You would substantially increase the chances of protecting the players and coaches. Also, the teams would dramatically cut down their travel costs.

Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #78 on: July 28, 2020, 01:08:12 PM »

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.‬

Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.

The NFL should just cancel the season. As should MLB.

They might as well cancel the NBA and NHL too. I was watching that scrimmage the other night and it just didn't feel legit. The players were playing hard, the game was pretty crisp and yet... I dunno, with the fans gone it's not the same vibe at all. It kind of made me not want to watch, despite being starved for sports.

I just don't see how a championship this year fits in with the championships from all the other years. Might as well slap on that asterisk now.

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« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2020, 01:14:44 PM »

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.‬

Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.

The NFL should just cancel the season. As should MLB.

They might as well cancel the NBA and NHL too. I was watching that scrimmage the other night and it just didn't feel legit. The players were playing hard, the game was pretty crisp and yet... I dunno, with the fans gone it's not the same vibe at all. It kind of made me not want to watch, despite being starved for sports.

I just don't see how a championship this year fits in with the championships from all the other years. Might as well slap on that asterisk now.

We'll see how it evolves.  The palpable tension of an elimination game in the playoffs will be the real test.

The NHL will have the easiest time having the competition on the level I think.  You can't half ass it on the ice or you will get leveled pretty hard and pretty immediately.
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Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #80 on: July 28, 2020, 01:22:09 PM »

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I don't see how NFL could operate in a bubble.  One game per week, 4 practices.  Each team really needs to go home and practice.  I don't see how all the teams could practice all week on separate fields in however number of bubbles they might have.  The other sports just kind of work out on the field/court/ice before the game or whatever.  MLB doesn't ever practice as a team.  Much easier to manage.

It will be hard to pull off any of these seasons, that is becoming clear.  NBA and NHL are just trying to have playoffs in bubbles, there is a chance of that (perhaps slim though).  But MLB and NFL are trying to have seasons plus playoffs, and not in bubbles.  I don't blame them for trying but they need to be ready to pull the plug quick if things start to get ugly.

Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #81 on: July 28, 2020, 01:34:22 PM »

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.‬

Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.

The NFL should just cancel the season. As should MLB.

I still can't believe neither league decided to use at least 4 different bubble locations. You would substantially increase the chances of protecting the players and coaches. Also, the teams would dramatically cut down their travel costs.

I agree 100%.

In related news, Patrick Chung has opted out of the 2020 season. The Patriots D got a lot weaker today.
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Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #82 on: July 28, 2020, 02:40:51 PM »

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.‬

Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.

The NFL should just cancel the season. As should MLB.

I still can't believe neither league decided to use at least 4 different bubble locations. You would substantially increase the chances of protecting the players and coaches. Also, the teams would dramatically cut down their travel costs.

I agree 100%.

In related news, Patrick Chung has opted out of the 2020 season. The Patriots D got a lot weaker today.

Patriots definitely getting weaker by the minute. Bubble idea doesn't really work in football though. Imagine having a place for 50+ players (not sure how many players are in a team and practice squad). It's not like you can fast track the games either since they'd need a week to recover from the previous game. The right thing to do would be to have test taken 24 hours prior to the game with results prior to the game. Also, making sure that players are following rules. Somehow it worked in soccer so it should work in football.
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Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #83 on: July 28, 2020, 02:44:07 PM »

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Not a surprise to hear players opting out. To be honest though, I don't really care about the players opting-out, because I'm certain there'll be no NFL season anyways. I've been uncertain about a lot of things related to COVID and sports returning, but if there's one thing I am certain of, it's that there'll be no football. They already cancelled preseason.

Sure, the NFL will of course say there'll be a season and try, but to date there isn't even any sort of plan to get the season going, and we're a few days away from August already. 
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Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #84 on: July 28, 2020, 04:32:30 PM »

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Not a surprise to hear players opting out. To be honest though, I don't really care about the players opting-out, because I'm certain there'll be no NFL season anyways. I've been uncertain about a lot of things related to COVID and sports returning, but if there's one thing I am certain of, it's that there'll be no football. They already cancelled preseason.

Sure, the NFL will of course say there'll be a season and try, but to date there isn't even any sort of plan to get the season going, and we're a few days away from August already.

Usually the season is 17 weeks for 16 games. The nfl especialky this year, typically makes the majority of its money from tv broadcasts. Additionally, a lot if people will watch an early and late game plus the sunday night game even if their team isnt playing, hence the big tv money.

It would make sense to me to play 8 games over 17 weeks, with 2 weeks in between for players to quarantine with family and be tested after a game but before resuming practice at least once. You could easily stagger it so that half the league is still playing on amy given sunday. Instead of the traditional bye week, since the default would be two weeks in between, once in a while youd have a 3 week break which would allow teams that were on different sundays to synchronize and play each other. You could then extend the playoffs slightly to allow 2 weeks in between. Sure, it would be a weird season, but it seems mich more manageable and much less likely to lead to full outbreak related cancellation of the full season and you would still have some games on every sunday plus a playoffs and superbowl for revenue.

Re: Patriots 2020 season
« Reply #85 on: July 28, 2020, 05:52:59 PM »

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.‬

Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.

The NFL should just cancel the season. As should MLB.

I still can't believe neither league decided to use at least 4 different bubble locations. You would substantially increase the chances of protecting the players and coaches. Also, the teams would dramatically cut down their travel costs.

I agree 100%.

In related news, Patrick Chung has opted out of the 2020 season. The Patriots D got a lot weaker today.
Im not too concerned about the loss of Chung really. I think he was being pushed out the door anyway.

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